'I'm going back to sleep to dream of that left hand' - World of sport and MMA heaps praise on Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor told the world he was here to take over. He delivered on that promise tonight.
The 28-year-old Irishman made the reigning lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez look very basic with a command performance that ended four minutes into the second round of their Main Event contest at Madison Square Garden.
He scored four knockdowns with the precision and accuracy of his left hand just too much for the Philadelphia brawler to handle.
After an amazing night of action, McGregor delivered the performance of the night and social media purred afterwards.
MMA stars and athletes from other codes lined up to praise the Crumlin native.
Check out the pick of the tributes below:
Apologies to nobody #legend— Philly Mc Mahon (@PhillyMcMahon) November 13, 2016
Best composure ever seen in that octagon #ufc205— Paddy Holohan (@PaddyHolohanMMA) November 13, 2016
How easy did he make that look???— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) November 13, 2016
My man @TheNotoriousMMA— Shane Duffy (@ShaneDuffy34) November 13, 2016
Different gravy that man— Sean Cronin (@SeanCronin2) November 13, 2016
I'm off to bed to dream about that left hand....
Outrageous— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) November 13, 2016
History maker @TheNotoriousMMA, No one in irish sporting history has done what he has done, gripped the whole nation/world takeover!— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) November 13, 2016